Race Registration

Entry fee before noon on Friday, May 20 is $9.00 per race.

After 12:00 noon on Friday, May 20 races cost $10.00 per entry.

Download your regisistration form by clicking here.



Canoe and Kayak Races

The History of Riverfest began with the canoe races down the St. Joseph river in Hillsdale County dating back to 1974.

From the headwaters of the St. Joseph River in Hillsdale to the finish line in Jonesville, races commence from various spots along the river.

Start locations include Sandy Beach, the American Legion, and behind Burger King in Hillsdale.

Many other races start at the Moore Road Bridge not far from Silos Fun Park located off M-99 on Moore Road.

Whether you want to compete or observe be sure to check out the variety of canoe and kayak races taking place during Riverfest.


Need help finding the race start lines?

Check out the interactive map for assistance.

Friday Races

(May 19)

Daniel Parker Memorial Triathlon

Time:6:00 PM

Starting Line:US-12 and Evans Street

Sponsored by:Jonesville Health Care

Saturday Races

(May 20)

Mixed Couples

Time: 9:30 AM

Starting Line:Fayette Street Bridge

Sponsored by:Nyloncraft


Junior Fun Cruise (12-16 years old)


Starting Line:Red Bridge

Sponsored by:Jonesville Eye Care


Women's Class (Canoe and Kayak Div)


Starting Line:Fayette Street Bridge

Sponsored by:WalMart


Men's Class (Canoe and Kayak-over 18)


Starting Line:Fayette Street Bridge

Sponsored by:Jonesville Lumber


Generations Race

Adult 21 and up, Child 12 and under


Starting Line:Red Bridge

Sponsored by:Stillwell Ford


Sunday Races

(May 21)

Corporate Challenge Race

Traveling Trophy

Time:10:00 AM

Starting Line:Red Bridge

Sponsored by:Edward Jones of Jonesville


Junior Men: 14-18 years old

Time:11:00 AM

Starting Line:Fayette Street Bridge

Sponsored by:Jonesville Rotary Club


Cruising Class

Time:12:00 PM

Starting Line:Sandy Beach

Sponsored by:Saucy Dog's and Olivia's Chop House


Joe Dillenger Memorial Open

Time:12:30 PM

Starting Line:American Legion-Hillsdale

Sponsored by:County National Bank


Kayak Race (Men and Women's Div)

14 and Up

Time:1:30 PM

Starting Line:Red Bridge

Sponsored by:Briner Oil


Tom Sawyer Raft Race

12 and Under

Time:3:00 PM

Starting Line:Behind Jonesville Plaza

Sponsored by:Jonesville Business Association